To help spread the word about its Save the Drop water conservation campaign, the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles will display an art installation by LA native artist Scoli Acosta in the historic Waiting Room at Union Station this month. The sculptural piece, titled "Union Station Sky Distillation Unit (demo)," will be on view until March 24, and features rail barrels and a cistern, demonstrating how Angelenos can collect rainwater at home.
Over the following months, the installation will travel to other iconic LA locations to help bring awareness to the Save the Drop initiative. Started in April of 2015, the campaign has inspired LA residents to save water using existing tools and rebates, and is an important part of Mayor Eric Garcetti's Sustainable City pLAn. The pLAn (we see what you did there, Garcetti) has ambitious targets for water conservation: to reduce water use by 20% by 2017, and to reduce our reliance on purchased imported water by 50% by 2025.
"The Save the Drop campaign has had a powerful effect on Angelenos' response to our drought," says Mayor Garcetti. "Scoli Acosta’s art will help to further inspire us to conserve and illustrate the beauty in the resources we have at hand."